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Apprenticeship Credit Option

Associate of Applied Science Degree (Apprenticeship Credit Option)

Jefferson College recognizes the importance of the skills developed during apprenticeship training by providing the opportunity to earn college credit for apprenticeship completion. This program recognizes the core curriculum of any apprenticeship training program that is approved by the Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards, a division of the Department of Labor. This allows an individual’s journeyman status to be transferred to Jefferson College satisfying a portion of the core curriculum requirements needed for an associate degree.

To complement an individual’s technical or on-the-job training, a component consisting of 18 hours of general education is included. This enables individuals who have completed the degree requirements to not only receive their journeyman’s license but an Associate of Applied Science degree in Apprenticeship Training.

Benefits of the Apprenticeship Option 

Obtaining an Associate of Applied Science degree enhances your resume, provides an opportunity to expand your learning, and provides some individuals with a pay increase or promotion. We encourage qualified individuals to take advantage of the cost savings with this degree. By doing so you will only pay for five (5) credit hours and in return will receive 45 credit hours posted to your transcript. 


There is a fee for posting the credits on the student's transcript, which is the equivalent to five (5) credit hours of in-district tuition at Jefferson College. 

How to apply

Interested applicants need to submit their Department of Labor approved apprenticeship certificate to and apply to Jefferson College. 

Recognized Apprenticeship Training Programs

  • Asbestos Worker
  • Boilermaker
  • Bricklayer
  • Carpenter
  • Carpenter/Millwright
  • Cement Mason
  • Communications Worker
  • Construction Craft Laborer
  • Electrician
  • Floor Layer
  • Glazier/Glassworker
  • Ironworker
  • Machinist
  • Mold Maker
  • Operating Engineer
  • Painter
  • Painter/Decorator
  • Pipefitter
  • Plasterer
  • Plumber
  • Roofer
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Sprinkler Fitter
  • Stationary Engineer
  • Tile Layer/Marble Setter
  • Toolmaker

Degree Composite:

Apprenticeship Core = 45 hours
General Education Core = 18 hours

Apprenticeship Credit Option Program Information Request

If you would like more information about the Apprenticeship Credit Option Program,
please contact Lora Warner at (636) 481-3223 or

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